Thursday, June 21, 2007

15 Steps: Privacy is your responsibility

When it comes to privacy, many people believe that if they have nothing to hide, they have nothing to fear. In a world where more and more of our personal information is becoming vulnerable, we need to be reminded that privacy is our right and we must take responsibility to protect it.

Even if you are in the “nothing to hide” camp, I highly recommend you read Michael Beck’s (aka The Digital Nomad) privacy series at his blog, The Sovereign Journey. This blog is “dedicated to exploring the use of emerging technology to promote the self-ownership concepts of Natural Law, Personal Freedom, and Self-determination.”

His series will outline the 15 steps that you can take to safeguard your personal privacy. I’ll be up-front: Michael kindly reviewed my blog a few weeks ago and I’m pleased to return the favour, as we share a common interest in keeping the issue of privacy on everyone’s radar screens.

Michael’s newer blog, The Rugged Notebooks Blog, is unique as it specifically reviews technology and gadgets for those with a rugged lifestyle or occupation:

Maybe you are a digital nomad always on the go and need something a little tougher, or you work in harsh surroundings related to heat, humidity, variable atmospheric conditions, or you have an occupation requiring a computer that simply won’t let you down in extreme conditions…no matter if you accidentally drop it in water, in oil, or even a fire, then what you need is a ruggedized computer, aka "RuggedNotebooks”.
So, whether you’re a digital nomad or chained to your desktop, what steps are you taking to safeguard your privacy?

1 comment:

Michael said...

Thanks. Anything we can do to increase awareness is very important.

I suppose it is like everything else, and the sheeples will show no concern until it is too late.

I sometimes wonder why I even care with such apathy towards privacy rights.